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Damascus


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Alternate Name
Dimashq

Ash Sham

Place Type
political
Description
Believed to be oldest city in world; ruled by Egyptians & Hittites until became independent Aramaean kingdom 1000-732 BC; prominent in Hebrew history; included in many kingdoms until 661 AD; attacked during Crusades; occupied by British & Arabs 1918.
Source
Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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